Shows how a solution to a specific management control problem may be provided by electronic data processing methods. Describes a variety of new business machines and discusses their use in the design of an efficient production control system. Includes black and white footage of many very early computers.
December 16, 2012 Subject:
Dawn Of The Information Age
A fascinating film from the late '50s explaining how electronic data processing can improve productivity and profitability. The computers used are enormous, taking up thousands of square feet. My guess is that they had less computing power than the average cell phone today. It's interesting how much mechanical
work was involved---spinning tape reels, punch card
sorts, teletype printers. Of course, there isn't a screen display in sight. If you took an Ipad, got in a time machine, and went back to IBM Labs in 1957, the company's best minds would be mystified
about how it worked. And even if you explained its operation, they would be at a loss to figure out
how it was built. 55 years is a long time.
July 15, 2012 Subject:
My computer is better than their computer, nyah
Nice easy to understand movie about how computers were there in the late 60's and 70's to help solve your company's problems, from inventory, cost, to production woes. Of course, it didn't specify where you were supposed to fit all of these gargantuan devices. BUT STILL! PROGRESS! PROGRESS! PROGRESS!